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Jul 14, 2011 12:35am EDT
quote river blue." it came out yesterday. please welcome to the show a big star. his name is blake shelton! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there you go. you have the roots playing john denver for you. there you go. absolutely. >> awesome. >> jimmy: welcome to the show. i didn't know how tall you were. how tall are you? >> i'm at least 5'10" or 5'11." >> jimmy: no, you are not. >> i don't know. i don't know. >> jimmy: well, stand up. i'm 7'9." [ laughter ] you look gigantic compared to me. i look like a ventriloquist puppet. [ laughter ] this is embarrassing, put me on your lap and make me talk for you. >> that's gross. >> jimmy: it is gross.
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Jul 23, 2011 12:35am EDT
personality of a big fat guy. [ laughter ] "we were on 'swamp people.'" [ laughter ] >> steve: "you kids going to finish those fish sticks?" [ laughter ] >> taking the kids' food, the kids in the rec room? >> steve: he's some fat guy. >> "you kids done with your nuggies?" [ laughter ] >> steve: "come on, give me a plate, i'll scrape them off here." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he has like a newspaper -- like a messenger bag full of snakes. fish sticks and chicken nuggets. >> steve: "breakfast of champions. and lunch and dinner. that too." >> jimmy: did anyone see this? a new study found that men from countries with slow economies generally have larger penises. [ cheers ] which explains that new pickup line, "hi, i'm an american." [ laughter and applause ] and finally, this week, a woman in new jersey gave birth in the bathroom of an mcdonald's. [ cheers ] yup, the baby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. but by the time it left mcdonald's, it was 14 pounds, 8 ounces. [ laughter ] ladies and gentleman we have a great show tonight. give it for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause
NBC
Jul 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
>> the inner harbor is gearing up for the big fourth of july celebrations. i have details in a live report. >> some pre fourth of july fireworks at the casey anthony corymb as the case goes to jury. the judge warned both sides. >> will we have clear skies for tonight's display? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am lisa robinson. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> what is going to be tonight? >> we have a chance for some of thunderstorms, 30%. that means there is a 7% chance there will not be thunderstorms. most of you will be fine. -- there is a 70% chance that the will not be any thunderstorms. the humidity is 87%. it should stay dry for most of the day. then we have the chance for some showers or thunderstorms. it will be a high with a high temperature around 90 -- it will be hot. now to the news desk. >> preparations are underway for the big fourth of july celebration in baltimore. >>
NBC
Jul 13, 2011 12:35am EDT
] some big tv news, vinny is apparently back at the "jersey shore" house. [ cheers ] i was worried. he's back, he's safe. a week after he vowed to never return to the show. he made the decision after he considered his other option, nothing. [ laughter ] get a job and get paid there or -- i'll go back. here's some political news, while criticizing president obama over debt talks, john boehner said, "it takes two to tango." then biden was like, "sure, but it only takes one to break-dance." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ yeah, that's all i'm going to do. i don't know what that was from. >> steve: that was aggressive. ♪ [ cheers ] >> jimmy: i want to get a cool pose at the end when you're done breaking. >> steve: i saw in my brain, cardboard all along the floor, there. >> jimmy: you do, right? >> steve: yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: trying to create space for it. i could do a knee spin into a backspin if you want, i could do that. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: there you go. oh, yeah. i've got some doane's pills for you. >> jimmy: check this out, guys. the astronauts on the space shuttle
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Jul 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
switched from uneasy to on board. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals we set out to do. >> reporter: arm twisting failed to persuade some conservatives. >> i know there are people in my party that want to keep beating up on me, because i can't vote for a bill that only cuts $1 trillion. >> reporter: ready to blunt any perceived boehner momentum, senate democrats came out hours early to declare that option dead. >> it will be defeated. they know that, the american people now should understand that clearly. >> reporter: what we know at this point, speaker boehner seems to be a handful of votes short. one of the men just came out of the speaker's office says he's still a no, no matter how bruised and bloodied he was after the meeting. several who made that visit to the principal's office are still a no. only a couple of them wouldn't tell us where they are right now. >> kelly, we're going to ask you to stay where you are while we bring in chuck todd to the conversation.
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Jul 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
the forecast. the prospects for something slightly cooler and less humid. coming up. >> our big story this morning is back to the drawing board after a republican-led house passes its version of a debt ceiling bill only to have it die in the senate. >> steve handelsman tells us where senate goes next. >> two hours after the boehner bill passes the house, senate democrats killed it. >> the ayes are 59. >> this is almost an out-of-body experience. >> all eyes on top senate republican mitch mcconnell. democrats say only he can fast track and make a deal. >> we all know the senate is the only way out of this mess. >> i stuck my neck out a mile. i put revenues on the table in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where they are. but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. >> boehner veered to the right, including a balanced budget constitutional amendment to get the votes of tea partier louie gomez. most in the senate said, no new amendments. >> this is the most outrageous suggestion i have heard. >> president obama insisted a weekend compromise is possible.
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Jul 19, 2011 12:35am EDT
you tonight. give it up for roots. ♪ >> jimmy: we have a big show tonight, you guys. oh, i love her. she's funny, she's gorgeous. mila kunis is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] she's hilarious and charming in her new movie, "friends with benefits." very excited to catch up with mila kunis. also, our buddy, tech expert joshua topolsky is dropping by. [ cheers and applause ] he's got a big announcement. big announcement. really big announcement. yep, yep, yep. and he's bringing a computer or something. i don't know. he's like a tech expert. he brings computers or something. [ light laughter ] new camera or remote control or something. remote controlled cars. >> steve: like a pen that writes -- >> jimmy: could bring a pen that writes upside-down. [ light laughter ] he's always funny, though. >> steve: yeah, you know, god bless him. >> jimmy: got a big announcement, apparently. >> steve: big. >> jimmy: i don't know. >> steve: all right. >> jimmy: maybe he's getting his hair cut different or something. [ light laughter ] and he's gonna announce it on our show tonight. so happy that
NBC
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
key asset. is it time to consider a different kind of security for big events? >> the police presence at the harbor was huge. even so, a 4-year-old was hit by a stray bullet, a man was fatally stabbed outside a restaurant and other serious scuffles erupted as well. and it was not the first time. last year before july forest -- before july 4 baby step their presence after a 19--- they beefed up their presence after a 19-year-old was harmed. the fact that we even have to contemplate doing this makes me not only sad, but sick to my stomach, one person writes. paul wrote, add security and charge a dollar to get in. an offset to the event. a small price to pay for the security of your family. >> i do not want baltimore to become a military state? -- a military state. >> families and parents know about when they have violent children and they know they need to get help. >> you cannot be surprised when the violence spread throughout the city if you ignore things. >> the business community is especially considering the grand prix is just two months away. that is another big weekend e
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Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
agree on some of the big things. >> they may agree on the urgent need to trim spending, but they are at odds on how to do it and how much. president obama and john boehner agreed on a target of $4 trillion in cuts. on saturday, the speaker abandon the plan say it was too ambitious and could not pass. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of the situation is extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. but the democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> it is appalling to see our republican colleagues performed the type of extortion. if you do not agree to deficit reduction the way we wanted, we will put jobs at risk. >> the credit rating may be at risk if they failed to act soon. >> if that happens, you will see catastrophic damage across the american and global economy. >> the political leaders remain far apart. uncle sam reaches his credit limit on august 2. tim geithner says the deal has to be done this week. >> tim pawlenty spoke today on "meet the press." he criticized the obama administration for the economy and dis
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Jul 30, 2011 12:35am EDT
and aliens," or as republicans call that, "arizona." [ laughter ] some big election news. it's rumored that sarah palin will announce her presidential campaign at a labor day rally in iowa. yeah. palin has a great speech planned. she's like, "we have to do this as a team. remember, there is no "i" in iowa." [ laughter ] hey, happy birthday to arnold schwarzenegger, who turns 64 tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] that's right. yeah, it will be the first birthday party ever with both a kids' table and a secret kids' table. [ laughter and applause ] [ as schwarzenegger ] "get in the secret room, over there! now! [ cheers and applause ] be quiet. hi, maria." i read that new jersey governor chris christie -- that's our boy chris christie, we like him. he had to go to the hospital for an asthma attack yesterday. don't worry, he's doing fine. but the guy who lifted him onto the stretcher now has a hernia. so that's -- [ laughter ] -- not good. i'll be getting a phone call. i just saw this. the freud museum in london just celebrated its 25th birth gay -- birthday, sorry. [ light laughte
NBC
Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
a change in for the astronauts aboard shuttle atlantis. >> t >> welcome back. we had some big storms last night. 82 degrees at 5:00 p.m. downtown. it is a humid morning. let's look it some of the other numbers. cooler up north. 74 degrees in colombia. 77 in annapolis. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. heat advisory in effect. it will feel like 100 later today. scattered thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> tsa officials are trying to figure out how way stun gun minutes past security in boston and made it onto a jetblue flight. weapon was found in a seat back pocket. all passengers off the plane when the stun gun was it discovered. a truck crossed the path of an amtrak plane. it burst into flames. none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. the gate and light of the closet were said to be working at the time. >> astronauts will face a day in space one day longer than planned. they will spend the extra day repackaging the cargo that atlantis is delivering. to have started unloading the provisi
NBC
Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
is on its last few laps and a big part of american life is about to end. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's tom costello who was lucky enough to watch it blast off at the cape today. tom, good evening. >> reporter: mission managers admit they got lucky with the weather, no rain, no lightning, even a last-minute technical glitch didn't keep "atlantis" on the ground. a farewell from the ground teams who have spent 30 years launching shuttle missions. >> on behalf of the greatest team in the world, good luck to you and your crew on the final flight of this true american icon. >> one more time mike, i witness this great nation at its best. the crew of "atlantis" is ready for launch. >> reporter: the 135th shuttle mission thundered off the florida coast on a resupply mission to the space station. while on the ground, three-quarters of a million people gathered to witness history. >> i wish them god speed and i'm so proud, i'm glad to have seen them go out. >> reporter: but controversy continues to reign over nasa and it's alumni race. >> i tell you that i think we're looking a
NBC
Jul 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
big headline is the heat and humidity. temperatures are baking across texas all the way into the northern plains. it is heading our way. it is not hard to pick out the heat wave. the sunshine is gone to the blazing into the afternoon, pushing those temperatures up towards the triple digits. this will be heading our way. our temperatures are better along the mid-atlantic. 74 at the airport. 74 up towards new york city. lower and mid 80's in the midwest. we will be getting into the heat and humidity this afternoon. low to mid 90's. with the but, it could feel like 100 degrees outdoors. -- with the humidity, it could feel like 100 degrees. at indices will be up towards 105, 110. stay in air conditioning and checking on the elderly. sarah has a check on traffic. >> one accident in anne arundel county and pass a been a eastbound on a mountain road. all eastbound direction is closed. police just arriving on the scene. watch for delays. no delays on 97 north and southbound. looking good to the glen bernie area. the roads around the airport are checking out fine. back to normal as you ma
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Jul 24, 2011 2:30am EDT
renewed optimism about a big deal happening to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. but so far nothing concrete. >>> it was a busy week for the markets stopped short on tuesday. the dow up better than 200 points on hopes of a debt and deficit deal, the biggest one-day gain since december. the markets had another triple-digit gain on thursday. but the markets were down on friday. we're in the thick of earnings season, and most companies are coming in ahead of expectations. apple had a blowout quarter. intel beat expectations. so did microsoft and yahoo. but yahoo's outlook was weak. among financials, morgan stanley and wells fargo beat expectations. bank of america met estimates, while goldman sachs did not. >>> and a big bang in housing starts for the month of june. they rose better than 14% from the month earlier, ahead of expectations. much of the surge coming from construction of apartment building. >>> american airlines has two aircraft makers flying high. american's planning to place the largest aircraft order in aviation history. it will buy 460 planes from boeing and
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Jul 6, 2011 6:30pm EDT
first american to orbit the earth says we're making a big mistake. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's deadly serious because it has to do with the latest ways terrorists are figuring out to bring down an aircraft. we talk a lot about airline security, what get s threw, wha doesn't. and this scenario, a warning by the feds may be a nightmare scenario. explosives inside a passenger, surgically placed within the body of a living human being who is willing to give their life to the cause. it's a grisly business, but just the threat of it could disrupt air ravel. pete williams is at national airport in d.c. pete, good evening. >> brian, officials stress tonight there's no indication of any plot under way to actually do this, but they say al qaeda operatives have talked about trying to find doctors to help them do it, and the u.s. is taking that talk seriously. it's renewed interest in an idea for evading airport security. american officials say re
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Jul 23, 2011 1:30pm EDT
? can you show us some of your signature moves? is it scary being in front of big crowds? no, you like it? you're the champ! what's your favorite trick? he wants us to follow him, let's go. he's a pretty good driver. whoa! pretty nice. can i help you get the crowd riled during the game? all right. let's do it! see ya out there. i'll see ya out there. go yankees! hey, we're here with the pinstripe patrol right now. today, i am an honorary member, but we need to find out what to do first. >> tonight, we're going to take it easy on you. all you have to do with us is the, cupid shuffle, which i'm sure you've already heard of and know, so we'll take the initiation easy, and you can hop in on that dance with us. >> do you have any advice for me? >> as long as you have a smile on, the fans will adopt you right into our crew. >> all right, thank you. >> hey, guys. how ya doing today? >> hey, how ya doing? are you ready for the baseball game? >> yeah. >> all right. >> can i have a high five from everyone? >> thank you. >> all right. we'll see you later. >> this is our new edition to our pinstri
NBC
Jul 9, 2011 1:00pm EDT
whopper and a big mac each have more than half the amount of fat you're supposed to eat in an entire day. >> you've got to educate yourself about food, and a lot of what my book is about is just trying to tell you the difference between this industrial food and real food. >> reporter: eric schlosser spent two years researching the fast food industry. he wrote a book just for kids called "chew on this -- everything you don't want to know about fast food." it includes one surprising fact about those mcdonald's french fries many of us love. >> they're salty, and mcdonald's puts a little extra something in them. and when i was doing research for the book, i discovered that little extra thing is beef flavor. so the fries have beef in them, and if you're a vegetarian, you shouldn't eat them. >> reporter: eric isn't a vegetarian. in fact, like most of us, he loves a good burger. but he stopped eating fast food after he did his research. he already knew most fast food is not made fresh. it's processed -- created in a big factory, frozen, packaged and shipped around the world. that's why the food
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Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
in the chase for that award are the big bang theory, glee, and the office, 30 rock, and parks and recreation. steve carell got his sixth nomination as best actor in a comedy. it is an award he has yet to win. among his competitors includes matt leblanc. the mes will be handed out on september 18. received ae's own nomination for best supporting actor for his role on "the goodwife." best of luck to him. check out the full list of nominations on our website, wbaltv.com. the next video almost looks like a scene out of the movie. italy's mount etna spewed lava and ash under the backdrop of a nearly full moon. molten rock hundreds of feet above the crater's rim. the ash flow stock to nearly 12 hours at the eruption. a special treat for people in manhattan. look at this rainbow over central park wednesday. if you look closely at the left side, you'll notice there are two rainbows. there may not be a pot of gold at the end, but we're guessing this site managed to put smiles on a few faces after dealing with heavy rain. kind of like we feel with john. >> now your forecast with meteorologi
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Jul 29, 2011 12:35am EDT
, we love the roots. we love you guys. we have a big, big, big show tonight. a great actress, one of our favorites, julianne moore is here. [ cheers and applause ] she's always fun. this guy is getting a ton of acclaim for his performance in the new film called "the devil's double." dominic cooper is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] he's good in this one. and we have music from the one, the only -- beyonce is in the house tonight! [ cheers and applause ] i love beyonce. she's the greatest. plus our buddy chris kattan is here all week. [ cheers and applause ] he's been hanging out. he's in new york and hanging out with us. he's been doing crazy bits with us. i love him so much, i'm psyched that he's here. as many of you know, we do our show from the historic studio 6b here at 30 rockefeller plaza. and over the years it's been used for tons of different shows. everything from the "texaco star theater" to the news. but we -- recently we found out that our studio used to be home to a video dating service from the '80s -- [ laughter ] -- called "cupid's arrow." and we found one of the
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
downtown right now. the big question is, will this extreme heat last through the entire weekend? we will check all that forecast in a couple of minutes. >> today's hot temperatures had some customers all little on edge after the blast fridays fiasco. customers were left without air conditioning for hours on one of the hottest days in history. we are live in north baltimore with a plan to avoid a repeat. >> trying to stay cool out here. it is downright sweltering out here. we are in north baltimore and the thermometer is fluctuating between 102 and 103 degrees. it makes for a humid and as outside. stay indoors if you can. it is a little bit cooler than it was last friday. fox had a lot of problems with bge. officials tell me everything today it went as planned. last friday was when customers would like to forget. corn is room was flooded with angry e-mail strong customer is reported that their air conditioners were shut off for more than eight hours. >> it was frustrating, it was hot. we tried to call them, but they were saying that if it is not an emergency, please do not try. >> bge sen
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
school in baltimore county. why the big push? >> live, local, late breaking, this is wbal tv 11 news and 6:00. >> 6 days and counting. that is all the time lawmakers have to make a dead deal. >> our 11 is washington bureau reporter has been coverage tonight. >> there are two plans on the table. >> the american people have had enough. we need action and we needed now. >> frustration on the floor over the debt ceiling. >> squabbling is not a solution. >> here we are. six days away from a deadline. >> rival plans under review. >> there is only one option, and that is the one speaker boehner has proposed. >> congressional budget analysts found that the boehner proposal would not cut as much as promised. >> the boehner proposal would add $7 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. that is an acceptable. some conservatives are warming up. >> i think part of governing is being able to say, this is good enough for us to work for. >> senate leaders say it is dead on arrival. >> the boehner plan is not going to pass. why? because it is not a solution. >> senate majority leader harry r
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
the economy growing by having a big tax increase. you incentivize the private sector. >> democrats want to end tax breaks. resisting changes to medicare. washington must raise the debt limit by august 2 or risk of defaults. >> there is political theater in this business. >> president has said to be prepared to meet every day this week to hammer out a deal. kate amara reporting. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the debt crisis talks will end in a compromise, one side backing down, or default? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. tim pawlenty has put aside the handling of the economy. >> he is blaming president bush, blaming republicans. president obama should look in the mirror to see who's to blame for the economy in its current state. it is not doing well. for results on taxes and nine jobs, then vote for me. >> he says the debt ceiling crisis is one symptom of a much larger problem in washington. >> funeral arrangements for betty ford. she passed away f
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Jul 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
with little children learning a tough >> children with big dreams. >> i want to be a veterinarian or a singer. >> their childhood stolen. >> don't -- we don't let the p parents -- so why do we allow parents to work in the >> what happens to children whose classroom is the field? i hope he graduates f >> stug struggle, but s success. >> i'm the first in the family to go to college and get a degree. "america now," children of the >>> good evening, and w i'm ann curry. most children in america think of summer, thafrng ofinking of swimming and going to camp. they're migrant workers, some as young as 5 or 6, working alongside their struggling parents on america's farms. we've been following their story of hardship, perseverance and sometimes it's a story of surprising triumph adversity. here's dennis murphy. ♪ ♪ >> driving through farm country, you see them at a distance in the summer haze. ♪ ♪ >> small figures in th the mic migrants. >> about a dozen years ago we wondered what kind of lives they le ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eventually we were introduced to the flores family pablo flores
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
now 7:09. back to savannah, willie, and maria. big congratulations to all of them. >> great to see that. al has the morning off. let's get the weather from the weather channel's maria la rosa. >> here at home, the weather is quiet, at least for now. as we head into the afternoon, a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. otherwise, partly cloudy. >>> willie, back to you. >> maria, thanks. >>> new details this morning about the apparent unraveling of the sexual assault case against former imf chief dominick strauss-kahn. this just days after he was suddenly released from house arrest. nbc's jeff rossen is with us with more. jeff, good morning. >> willie, good morning to you. he really hit the town this weekend. literally overnight dominick strauss-kahn went from ankle bracelets to freedom. he can go anywhere he wants in the country but yet he remains in new york near the scene of the alleged crime. this morning we're learning more about the case and hotel made sto maid story. within hours of his release, dominick strauss-kahn flashed a smile and took his wife to dinner. the
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal could be reached in ten days, president o
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Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
claimed his company is too billing for him to know the details of -- too big to know the details of each business. >> "news of the world" say small percent of our company and i'm spread watching and appointing people in my trust. >> reporter: james defended executives rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. both led british newspaper's arm. >> there's no evidence that i'm aware of that brooks or mr. hinton or any of those executives, had knowledge of that. nonetheless, those resignations have been accepted. >> reporter: later in the day, brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman. >> reporter: but for the murdochs today's questioning was about salvaging news corp.'s reputation, a business rupert brought up with one paper. >> i was brought up by a father who was not rich but a great journalist. before he died, it was a small paper. >> reporter: james hopes to one day lead the family business but fir
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Jul 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
first of the big banks to report on thursday. results from top tech player google are also expected thursday. also this week, investors will eye fresh economic data, starting with may's trade deficit on tuesday. also tuesday, minutes from the federal reserve's june meeting. wednesday, fed chairman ben bernanke delivers his biannual testimony to congress. >>> retail sales and june's producer price index comes out thursday. and june's consumer price index is released friday. >>> elsewhere, precision cast parts says it has agreed to buy primus international for $900 million in cash. >>> reuters reports there's an emergency meeting in europe this morning over the debt crisis. they're now possibly spreading to italy. the region's third largest economy. friday italian stocks and bonds tumbled in a massive sell-off. >>> and finally, according to a new survey of college students and graduates, health insurance is the new love potion. 90% of surveyed students, and 93% of recent grads said knowing a potential partner has health insurance would make him or her more attractive. >> well cc goes
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Jul 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
hikes so now. he was a big plan for 10 or 20 years. he says the good news is we are not greece and the problem is solving with spending cuts and entitlement reform, and tax hikes. nbc news in washington. >> an end to the n.f.l. walkout could be in the foreseeable future. people familiar with the negotiations say they made significant progress yesterday. the owners have a special meeting on thursday in atlanta. they could potentially ratified a new deal. the lockout is now in the fourth month. thousands are expected to pack baltimore for artscape. it is the nation's largest free art festival. rob roblin joins us live. >> it is a beautiful day out here. there is lots of sunshine. it is not monitored 80 degrees like it usually is. that is the good news. -- it is not 180 degrees like it usually is. that is the good news. this started in 1982. a lot of artists were rolling in this morning. your artists from all over the country. -- you have artists from all over the country. they are setting up for people coming down throughout the weekend for artscape. this is the 30th anniversary. the
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
includes a big change in how the city treats some drug use. he wants to make possession of small amounts of marijuana as a summary offense, treating it more like public drunkenness and then a felony crime. >> police officers are spending time on "peggy" crimes. i wanted to focus in on quality -- "pattpetty" crimes. i want them to focus on quality of life. >> in 2000, the homicide rate was 40 per 100,000 people. in 2010, the rate was 36 per 100,000 people. it is among the highest in the country. he says he is willing to consider spending less on policing. >> i would more than consider a smaller police budget, particularly if it is part of a bigger plant. if you are making cuts in the police budget, you need to also make an enhancement in other areas so you are enhancing public safety. right now, we are not doing that. >> he says his public safety plan will reduce crime by 20%. >> in washington, there is a vote and a possible plan to end the deadlock over the debt ceiling. the latest proposal will have tax cuts for the wealthy expire and will make changes to the way social security benefit
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Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm EDT
start again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> president obama thought he and john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. saturday evening, the speaker abandon the plan saying it was too ambitious and could not pass. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult. we think it is a terrible idea. >> democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to seek our republican colleagues providing a form of extortion. we will put all of these jobs at risk is what they're saying. >> the credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> if that happens, you will see catastrophic damage across the american and global economy. >> the political leaders remain far apart. wbal-tv 11 news. the nation reaches its credit limit on august 2. secretary geithner says the deal must be done this week. there is a link between this showdown over the debt and the health of the economy. it is believed failure to reach a deal c
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
is triggering a big line of thunderstorms approaching western maryland. this is associated with a cluster and as you can see, is tracking south-southeast. it is possible the main batch of storms will drops out and head into west virginia and avoid our region. it looks like we will be on the eastern french -- eastern fringe. probably will i get here until tomorrow evening. we will talk about heat relief in your seven-day forecast coming up. >> pull off a band-aid quickly. president obama urged lawmakers to just do it. he said it agreed to a deal to extend the debt ceiling and bought to default. republicans say no. >> with three weeks ago, president obama said a compromise to avoid a federal default is being blocked by republicans. >> i do not see a path to a deal of they don't budge. >> as talks today began, republicans would not budge on taxes. the speaker has learned a lesson. one key party freshmen will vote no on a tax hike. >> i believe we have a debt crisis not a debt ceiling vote crisis. >> it tax rate stood not rise -- >> the american people will not accept and the house ca
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Jul 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
passengers. >> the whole plane jostled. so we rocked side to side. >> really big shock. it was a really big shock. >> reporter: the commuter jet which was heading to north carolina suffered major damage to its tail and horizontal stabilizer and the collision came as a rude awaken for one of its passengers. >> i was half asleep. the next thing you know there is a bang. and we all wondered what happened. the pilot came on and said we've been clip bedity plane behind us. >> reporter: even the air traffic controller on duty could not believe what happened. >> did he hit you with his tail, with his wing? >> absolutely he did. >> reporter: a similar incident happened in april at new york's jfk airport when a large air france a-380 hit the tail of a much smaller jet giving it a traumatic spin. an investigation is under way to determine what caused this delta flight to ram into the jet in boston. but for now, passengers are praising delta staffers for their response to the incident. >> i think they responded pretty well. they told us everybody remain calm and they will have somebody come
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Jul 28, 2011 6:00am EDT
the transition date. it was comfortable yesterday. tomorrow will be close to 100 to again. the big todd heap bank will move back into baltimore in about 24 hours. upper 70's and low 70's right now. there is no rain. it will thicken up as we head into this afternoon -- upper 60's and low 70's. high temperature in the upper 80's and low 90's. we will come back and talk about the forecast going into the weekend. >> good morning. a quiet start for your morning commute. the only thing we are tracking is the ongoing construction in ight street and st. conway street in advance of the grand prix. on to the west side, still running smoothly, 54. eight minutes on southbound 895 down to the tolls. five minutes on 95 down to the fort mchenry. so far so good. we will enjoy this quiet ride for now. this is the key bridge. an easy ride on the east side. the promised at the harbor tunnel or the fort mchenry. the bay bridge, no problems, a nice ride into the toll plaza at sandy point. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> congress seems no closer to -- an agreement. >> the house is planning to
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
a controversial last choice option to end the stalemate. >>> how big was it? word this morning the number of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need a bigger boat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it wa
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Jul 29, 2011 9:00pm EDT
. it was very eye-owing for our community. very big news. >> so much lost in the blink of an eye. so much blood. >> i'm looking at myself every minute before i go in. it was hard to believe it got to where it was. >> a sense of place is important to this story, and here it is. rome, georgia. a county seat northwest of atlanta, population about 35,000. not too big, not too small. proud to be in the bible belt and all that implies about how you live your life and treat your neighbors. a great many of whom you'll know by name. growing up in this conservative city in the '70s was a sparkly little girl named michelle. she always seemed to end up front and center in the family snap shots kept by her aunt trish. >> she was always wanting to pose for my camera. she would sit at my mom's and dad's in the swing. i would take her picture. grab the little poodle, the doggie and take another picture. >> what the old photos of a happy kid don't reveal were the fault lines in michelle's childhood. her parents split up when she was a little girl. her father died when she was only 13. her single mom
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Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
was considered by his coaches and competitors as one of the most athletic big men in the city. the coach says he developed a nice wing game and the way he takes players off the dribble is impressive and so is his behavior off the court. >> he wasn't all-around nice guy. >> he touchwas an all-around nie guy. >> he touched lives here and everywhere. it is a sad thing. >> everything we do will be for marcus. our season will be dedicated to marcus. >> markets was scheduled to play today at a national basketball tournament. he is being recruited by a number of colleges in maryland and georgia. david collins, wbaltv.com is. >> federal arrangements have been -- funeral arrangements have been finalized for a teacher. of ewing will be tomorrow night at the march federal home. his funeral will be saturday morning on baltimore national pike and burial will be after at king memorial park. >> both sides of the lockout are meeting to find a way out of the stoppage. owners have been meeting in atlanta. >> in atlanta, optimism from the honor. the lockout could be close to the end zone. >> we have
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
76 in chester toub but big improvements this afternoon. it will be as warm as we should be. well away from 100 degrees. upper 80's, mid 80's. >> like winter. >> a chance of scattered storms, still humid. i think the best of the weather is coming tomorrow. we will talk more about that in the forecast. >> good morning. everyone. we are tracking an early morning problem in northbound hempstead at 482. lane closures with a fuel spill. baltimore street and 140 in tawneytown some fire department activity. pretty good on the rest of the roads. 57 south on 95. 55 north side, 47 over toward the west side when we will see a delay in about an hour or so. good on j.f.x. and harrisburg expressway checking out fine. here is a live look and we will show you what it is like at 795 and cockeysville, southbound traffic moving well toward the beltway. we will switch to a live view of 97 south of the beltway. north and southbound equally smooth. that is the latest on "traffic pulse 11." back to you. >> our big story, the search for an infant and 16-year-old girl who had been taking care of him. ki'y
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Jul 18, 2011 3:30am EDT
that are very dramatic. i think there's still time to get something big done. the president's made it clear he wants to do something substantial. you know, when you look in the past at agreements between divided government, it's taken leadership on both sides. it took reagan and o'neil, it took clinton and gingrich. the president is out there, he's willing to do it. he said it in the "state of the union," he said it in the budget. the question is do we have a partner to work with? and i hope the answer is yes. >> but you suspect it may not be yes. >> leadership requires a partner. >> mr. lew, thank you very much. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> joining me is assistant majority leader of the senate, democrat dick durbin of illinois, and republican senator from south carolina, author of "the great american awakening: two years that changed america, washington and me," senator jim demint. welcome both. >> thank you. >> good morning. thank you. >> tim geithner, treasury secretary, was here last sunday. i asked him about this ongoing deliberation, and he was emphatic about the ou
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Jul 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
unbearable heat. that is our big story tonight. we're now in day six of the latest heat wave to hit maryland. an excessive heat warning remains in effect until late this evening as temperatures creep into the triple digits. john collins is in the weather center. is there an end in sight? >> it cannot last too much longer. three days to get 100, including today. 102 tied the record today. we had a quick shower this morning at the airport. there was isolated thunderstorm activity around the area. there was less than 1 inch of th-- at the airport. the humidity is still relatively high. at the inner harbor and science center, it is still 102 degrees. the high humidity makes it feel more like 110 degrees. sheldon is at the pool. we will see how it is cooling off there. >> the temperature is not the only thing rising out here. apparently, tempers are also rising. the pool is apparently closed for an aerobics even. for the few people able to get into the pool and cool off, they're not the only ones trying to beat the heat. the annals of the baltimore zoo -- the animals at the baltimore zoo
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
became a terrifying for mom and her young son when they became the big dumb of a carjacking. id soon turns into -- when it became the victims of a carjacking. is soon turned into a police chase. we are joined live from the gas station mayra began. >> it was a terrifying ordeal for this woman and her 20-month- old son. there were waiting in her car outside a convenience store which is associated with the citgo gas station, when all of a sudden, someone came out of the store, carjacked her, back into a truck and sped off. amazingly all this was caught on surveillance video which you will soon see. the victim said she did not think they were going to survive. >> i was trying to hold it in. he looked up and smiled at me, and i thought, oh, my gosh, we are going to die. he is smiling at me. >> elsya, the victim of the carjacking, talks about uncertain moments as the carjacker drove at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. >> when i saw a sign for 495 west, i thought, oh, my god, he is going to kill us. >> it was just after 10:00 wednesday night when she drove her black lexus with her
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Jul 26, 2011 12:35am EDT
"late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. well, big news, big news, you guys. after months of negotiations, a deal has been reached to end the nfl lockout. [ cheers and applause ] or as china put it, "oh, great. glad you got that deal worked out. any word on the $14 trillion?" [ light laughter ] yeah. you might want to get working on that one." listen to this, guys. the company that makes the blackberry is laying off 11% of its workforce. >> audience member: yeah! >> jimmy: you can tell it's bad cause the ceo's announcement ended with the line "sent from my iphone." [ laughter and applause ] that's not good. that's bad. [ applause ] this is weird. on abc's "this week," a guest said rick perry won't win the presidency because after eight years of bush, there's a texas taint. [ light laughter ] in related news, i just received a $10,000 fine from the fcc for saying that. [ light laughter ] check this out, you guys. on "antiques road show" this weekend, a man found out that he hafive cups worth $1.5 million. i've actually seen those. [ laughter and applause ] a grande? how much?
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Jul 5, 2011 5:00pm EDT
for big eve dance there. more on that at 6:00 p.m. >> right now, you can take a closer look at a picture of the man police want to question in connection with the fatal stabbing. you can also vote in our survey. do you feel safe at the inner harbor? so far, most feel, no, they do not. >> for the third time in two weeks detectives are investigating another home invasion where the suspects identified themselves as police officers. it happened first in northeast baltimore and then again in sutter hill and then at the 2500 block of west garrison avenue around 5:30 a.m. this morning. this is what has the real police on edge. >> we are either investigating a possible link between the three incidents that occurred over the last couple of weeks, or copycat incidents. >> baltimore city police investigating a third home invasion in a couple of weeks where the suspects identified themselves as baltimore city police officers to gain entry. iran 6:00 a.m. tuesday morning, police say three men dressed in police clothing broken into at the 2700 block of garrison avenue and tied up the two peopl
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
44 degrees. that is chilly for summertime. that is a big change from the high humidity we have seen. in baltimore, where you're in the low to mid 80's. a little bit cooler out west. 70's.'s alicante -- low the difference is the dryness in the atmosphere. the lower the dew point, the dryer is. today, we see 40's and 50's north and west. this means major trying has moved into the region. tonight, we start with mostly clear skies. it's going to be a change from the upper 50's. the record low -- if we could get that low at dwi marshall will prevent us from: not that much. i do not think it is going to get there. i think that the service might track through late tonight and tomorrow. it might be a little bit up high-pressure. we will reassert our control on the region. there you see that ribbon of cloudiness stretching across the state. as high pressure pushes down from the north, skies clear out again. that should hold into saturday and sunday. our next real shot at any rain around here, it looks like it will come through monday or tuesday next week. the forecast for tomorrow -- like wi
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
. the pentagon seems to be big of the ipad. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> if you are looking to apply for a lot for a new car or house, you may be in luck. the average credit score is at the highest it has been in four years. credit scores often seen as a predictor of the likelihood loans will be paid back. fuel efficiency becomes a priority as automakers rush to use more little room to make cars lighter. cutting the way to could be bad for the steel industry. we could see more expensive cars because little cost more than steel. a nice day of gains ahead of the fourth of july holiday. the bloomberg maryland index is higher on gains for under armour. u.s. agencies big fans of tablets. the agencies have purchased more than 100,000 tablets. the defense department leads in terms of spending on the touch screen computers. that is business. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> one food supplement that has got a lot of buzz is problematiciotics. they have long to be known to help people with gastrointestinal problems. >> they can offer some relief for women sufferin
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Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good afternoon. our big story at noon, a 24- year-old officer was released from shock trauma this morning. a bullet grazed his head a 35- year veteran responded to a domestic violence call in the 1100 block of cook's lan beforee midnight. if you have any information on the shooting, call baltimore city police. >> the baltimore city police officer -- police detective is accused of dealing drugs on the job. daniel redd and four others face charges. >> according to the indictment, redd and four others were conspiring to distribute heroin for the last six months. >> the allegations are that the officer was a central participant. >> it was alleged that he did part of his drug dealing on the job in the northwest district police station parking lot. the affidavit details cell phone conversations between him and the four other suspects. one conversation, redd tells one of the suspects to meet him in the district. >> they discussed how to distribute drugs and where to distribute them. there were allegedly reverence'' in those conversations to officer redd en
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Jul 27, 2011 4:30am EDT
pretty big storm, possibly even a tornado. this morning no tornadoes. we do have rain around minneapolis and some thunderstorms at this hour, and we're also watching showers and storms rolling through nebraska, approaching omaha and sioux city. as far as your forecast goes, more thunderstorms likely minneapolis to chicago. the heat wave in the middle of the country. a pretty nice day in the northeast and mid-atlantic. tip cal summer weather. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. beautiful day in areas like detroit. 85. maryland, not too bad today. baltimore, a little warm. near 89. st. louis, that's where we are very hot. a little humid, too. that's where you have an excessive heat warning in effect for today. >>> pretty nice day, say, on the east coast. things will warm up towards the weekend. details coming up. >> thank you for that. >>> stocks stumble on washington uncertainty, and the bond surprises. a fun part that was no fun for one couple. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, play boy's 85-year-old founder takes yet another love low f
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Jul 15, 2011 4:30am EDT
for the weekend, there is not a lot of wet weather, but the heat will be the big issue. here's the weather outside your door. we will continue to watch temperatures out there that will be on the hot side. kansas city 93 and pu ebb low at 99. 94 in orlando. the difference with florida is you will get a break and cool off. and the heat will continue through saturday and sunday. weekend forecast details coming up. >> also coming up, big ben takes the wind out of wall street sails. headlines are straight ahead. expectations are for a huge record-shattering weekend for the big screen harry potter. >> the nfl lock out is nearing an end and roger clemens trial is over. is there such a thing as a hangover sn if you are the yangees, the answer is yes. this is early today blap >> good morning and welcome back to early today. i'm lynn berry and here are the top headlines this morning. two delta airlines planes collided while taxiing at logan international airport causing damage to one of the plane's tails and the other's wing. one passenger was treated for a possible neck injury. >>> federal
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Jul 23, 2011 1:00pm EDT
, florida, cole got his big chance. at first, he was only supposed to start the bidding for spanky. >> you ready? ay. ladies and gentlemen, here he goes. the man, the myth, the lend. >> cole took off fast and furious. >> this kid's not handing it off to nobody. he wants it to all himself. >> $50,000. $40,000. >> cole ashley deserves a scholarship to auctioneering school. he's got quite a future. >> everybody, dad told me he needs the money. come on, now. >> spanky will be hiring him in about five years. >> yeah, count on it. i'm sure we're going to see more of cole ashley if spanky has anything to say about it. >> sold, $40,500. >> good job. from start to finish. >> and the audience is just as sold on cole's impressive performance. this is one kid who's going, going, going to have a great future in the car world. for "teen kids news," i'm nicole. >> i'm going to try to ride this thing. can i do it? stay tuned to find out. >>> what has one wheel, one seat, and one talented rider? a unicycle! this bike may look liked something out of the circus, but there's a group of people who are devoted
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
big. to give the president said all along he is opposed to signing a short-term measure, but he changes course, the white house will not say how long he would but it last. -- would let it last. >> the former owner of a popular swim club pleaded guilty to child porn charges. he was sentenced to 18 months in prison and must register as a sex offender. david collins joins us in the studio. >> according to the statement of facts in this case, baltimore city police work separately investing -- investigating child pornography websites. his ip address came up several times. he admitted to downloading illegal images for the past five years, and they included infa ts. nts. >> this is not someone who is trading baseball cards. this is someone who is treating images of a child who underwent abuse and exploitation, and his image and exploitation continues to be passed and traded throughout the internet. >> according to terms outlined in his guilty plea agreement, he will serve 18 months in the baltimore county detention center. he is not eligible for home detention or work release. when he
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Jul 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
john boehner spill on the debt limit. washington's scramble to avoid default is our big story tonight. senators killed the measure to raise the debt limit just two hours after it barely survived a vote in the gop-led house. we have live team coverage for you tonight from steve handelsman on capitol hill. >> senate democrats killed the banner bill less than two hours after it left the house. >> this is almost an album body experience. >> all eyes on top senate republican mitch mcconnell. democrats say ollie he can fast- track debate and make a deal. >> we all know the senate is the only way out of this mess. house speaker jon baker complained he had a bipartisan deal with president obama that included tax hikes. >> i stuck my neck out a mile and put revenues on the table. in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where we are, but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. >> he veered to the right, including a balanced budget constitutional amendment to get the votes tonight tea party members like louie gohmert. most in the senate said no new amendment. >>
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